Composer Allen Deaton plays a burning baby grand piano while swinging on a 16-foot pendulum during the making of a music video for Deaton's song titled "Passion Flame" Wednesday, August 30, 2015 at Deaton's home in New Hill. Read more.
For a year, Allen Deaton collected the battered pianos nobody wanted, hauling off uprights gone hopelessly out of tune, dragging away warped antiques with broken legs, dumping them all in a corner of his property he calls “The Graveyard.”
In August of 1900, the gawking citizens of Raleigh climbed every roof, tree and telephone pole on Fayetteville Street, craning their necks, shoving with elbows, wrangling for a spot to see Tom Jones hang.
Raleigh Police officer J.D. Boyd describes how he arrested Cory Sanders last year after Sanders swung a knife at the officer when he attempted to break up a fight. The men reconnected recently as Boyd learned that Sanders now has a job and a new baby on the way. Boyd posted a photo of the two together with his story, which has now gone viral on Facebook.
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On rare and special days, the state lets swing wide the illustrious doors of the NC Capitol, inviting citizens to tour the hidden staircases and secret chambers, including the governor’s suite and the attic.
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